Inhofe Praises Senate Confirmation of Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today commended the Senate for voting, 75-22, to confirm General John E. Hyten to be Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff:

“Throughout his nearly 40 years of military service, General Hyten has proven himself to be an accomplished, strategic leader who has served with integrity and honor, and who understands the threats our nation faces and the tools we have to meet and defeat those threats. We need this breadth and depth of knowledge in the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff,” Inhofe said.

“As with all nominees that come before the Senate, we have done due diligence to ensure that not only is General Hyten capable and qualified, but the best candidate for the job. His path to confirmation was a fair, thorough and bipartisan process, and the vote today reinforces that. America will be safer with General Hyten in the job, and I am glad the Senate voted to confirm him.”